Earlier this year, Matthew Hall called himself a “racist” and a “white supremacist” in a video that made its rounds around social media. Reformation Charlotte archived that video here. Now, another video has surfaced of Al Mohler’s right-hand man at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary calling himself a “racist,” only this time, he says he’s racist by the very virtue of having “a heartbeat.”
Mohler’s seminary is so wrought with secular philosophy that it seems redundant to even report on it anymore. Despite Mohler’s continual denial, the men under his leadership have been pushing Critical Race Theory from their positions of leadership for so long that it has become ingrained in the very bedrock of the school.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
In June, the Southern Baptist Convention affirmed Critical Race Theory as a “valuable tool” to use in analyzing race relations in the culture and in the Church. However, the Marxist philosophy has been denounced by conservatives prompting one state convention to pass a resolution against it.
However, two of the most prominent Southern Baptist seminaries are neck-deep in the carnal philosophy. Southeastern Seminary, under Danny Akin’s leadership, is just as bad, if not worse, than Southern. However, Southern’s first rodeo isn’t Matthew Hall — another prominent figure at the seminary pushing the CRT is Jarvis Williams who has openly admitted that it has shaped his view on justice.
That our churches and pew-sitters continue to fund these organizations — which are basically social justice warrior factories — is frightening. The students soaking in this worldly philosophy are the ones who will be the pastors of the next generation’s churches.